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Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 118 of 03/01/2017 “Rules for issuing visas to enter Ukraine and transit through its territory”

02.12.2021

CABINET OF MINISTERS OF UKRAINE RESOLUTION

from March 1, 2017, № 118 Kyiv

About the statement of Rules of registration of visas for entrance to Ukraine and transit travel through its territory

{With changes made by the Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers

№ 171 of 14.03.2018

№ 954 of 14.11.2018

№ 368 of 06.03.2019

№ 729 of 19.08.2020

№ 498 of 19.05.2021

№ 776 of 28.07.2021

1036 of 06.10. 2021 }

According to the first part of Article 10 of the Law of Ukraine, "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons," the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine resolves:

1. To approve the attached Rules for issuing visas for entry into Ukraine and transit through its territory.

2. In sub-item 8 of item 4 of the Regulation on the State Migration Service of Ukraine, approved by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of August 20, 2014, № 360 (Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2014, № 69, p. 1923), the words "invitations to foreigners and persons stateless to obtain a visa to enter Ukraine, "delete.

3. Recognize the resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as invalid following the attached list.

4. This resolution becomes effective 30 days from its publication.

Prime Minister of UkraineW. GROYSMAN
Ind. 27 
 APPROVED by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of March 1, 2017, № 118

RULES

for issuing visas for entry into Ukraine and transit through its territory

The general part

1. These Rules determine the procedure for issuing visas to foreigners and stateless persons for entry into Ukraine and transit through its territory.

2. The terms used in these Rules have the following meanings:

biometric data - digitized fingerprints, digitized images of a foreigner and a stateless person;

{Item 2 is supplemented with a new paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

Visa issued in electronic form - a permit required for entry into the territory of Ukraine or transit through its territory and stay in Ukraine during the relevant period, which is issued remotely online - via the Internet and visa information and telecommunications system ;

{Paragraph three of item 2, as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall be applied from January 1, 2022}

visa application form - an application for a visa to enter Ukraine and transit through its territory, the form of which is approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

visa label - a color sticker established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in a form affixed to the passport document of a foreigner and a stateless person;

visa information and telecommunication system - an electronic information and telecommunication system designed to store, protect and process information about a person and visas issued using his means;

visa application - an application of a foreigner or a stateless person for a visa to enter Ukraine, which includes a visa application form, documents required for a visa, and biometric data;

{Paragraph seven of item 2 in the wording of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - shall be applied from January 1, 2022}

external service provider - an enterprise that, under the terms of the contract, provides services for the acceptance, preliminary consideration, and transfer to the authorized body of visa applications of foreigners and stateless persons;

{Paragraph eight of paragraph 2, as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall apply from January 1, 2022}

submission of biometric data - provision of a biometric data by a foreigner or a stateless person to an authorized body, in particular through an external service provider, for their fixation;

{Item 2 is supplemented with a new paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

Ukrainian foreign certificate - a document certifying the status of a person as a foreign Ukrainian by the Law of Ukraine "On Ukrainians Abroad";

authorized body - a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine, the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ukraine;

authorized person - an employee of the authorized body entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with responsibilities for reviewing visa applications and making decisions regarding visas;

{Paragraph twelve of paragraph 2, as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall apply from January 1, 2022}

Biometric data recording - the process of entering the received biometric data into the visa information and telecommunication system by an authorized person using special equipment, which is a part of its means.

{Paragraph 2 is supplemented by a new paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

Other terms in these Rules are used in the meaning given in Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons".

Visa information and telecommunication system

2 - 1. The functioning of the visa information and telecommunication system is ensured by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is its administrator.

2 - 2 . Information interaction of the visa information and telecommunication system with the national system of biometric verification and identification of citizens of Ukraine, foreigners, and stateless persons is carried out by the Regulations on the national system of biometric verification and identification of citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons approved by Cabinet of Ministers 2017 № 1073 (Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2018, № 4, p. 178).

2 - 3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides access to external software providers to special software that is part of the visa information and telecommunication system to organize services for receiving, pre-examining properly, and transmitting to foreign diplomatic missions Ukraine visa applications to foreigners and stateless persons.

{A section supplements the rules by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

Types of visas and their validity. Visa applications. List of documents submitted for visas

{Title of the section in the wording of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

3. Visas, depending on the purpose of the trip, are divided into the following types, indicated by a letter code (letters of the Latin alphabet - in the machine-readable area):

transit visa (denoted by the letter B, in the machine-readable zone - VB);

short-term visa (denoted by the letter C, in the machine-readable zone - VC);

long-term visa (denoted by the letter D, in the machine-readable zone - VD).

4. A transit visa shall be issued to foreigners and stateless persons in the case of transit through the territory of Ukraine to a third country and the transit of goods and passengers by road.

A transit visa is issued as a single, double, and multiple visa for the period specified in the documents, which is the basis for such a visa, but not more than one year, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of Ukraine. At the same time, the period of stay on the territory of Ukraine during each transit through its territory should not exceed five days.

Short-term visas are issued to foreigners and stateless persons to enter Ukraine if their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days within 180 days.

A short-stay visa is issued as a single, double and multiple-entry visa, usually for six months or a period specified in the documents that are the basis for such a visa, but not more than five years. In this case, the validity of the visa may not exceed the validity of the passport, taking into account the requirements of the second paragraph subparagraph 1 of paragraph 5 of these Rules.

If a foreign state issues visas for citizens of Ukraine for a period exceeding five years, the validity of a short-term visa for citizens of such a state is determined by the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the principle of reciprocity.

Long-term visas are issued to foreigners and stateless persons to enter Ukraine to obtain documents entitling them to stay or reside in Ukraine for 90 days.

A long-term visa is issued by a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine as a multiple-entry visa for 90 days unless otherwise provided by the legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

{Paragraph seven of item 4 in the wording of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 368 of March 6, 2019; with changes made by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The eighth paragraph of item 4 is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The ninth paragraph of item 4 is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The tenth paragraph of item 4 is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The eleventh paragraph of item 4 is deleted based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{Paragraph twelve of item 4 is deleted based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The thirteenth paragraph of item 4 is deleted based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The fourteenth paragraph of item 4 is deleted based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{The fifteenth paragraph of item 4 is deleted based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

The period during which a foreigner or a stateless person may enter Ukraine and the period of stay in its territory shall be indicated on the visa label.

5. For the issuance of all types of visas, unless otherwise provided by the legislation and international treaties of Ukraine, the following shall be submitted to the authorized body:

1) passport document, which must meet the following requirements:

be valid for at least three months after the declared date of departure from the territory of Ukraine;

contain at least two free pages;

valid for no more than 10 years;

2) completed and signed the visa application form. Visa applications on behalf of incapacitated persons are submitted by their legal representatives. Persons whose information is included in the passport document of a foreigner and stateless persons who travel with him submit separate visa applications. Visa applications for minors are submitted under the signature of one of the parents or legal representative;

3) one color photograph measuring 35 x 45 millimeters;

3 - 1 ) biometric data, which include:

10 fingerprints on both hands. This requirement may not apply to persons holding a diplomatic or service passport, persons under the age of twelve, or persons entering Ukraine in cases of a humanitarian nature. Persons with physical disabilities submit, if possible, fingerprints of all available fingers;

face photography. This requirement may not apply to persons holding a diplomatic or service passport, persons under the age of twelve, or persons entering Ukraine in cases of a humanitarian nature. In such cases, one color photograph measuring 10 × 15 centimeters is provided;

{Item 5 is supplemented by sub-item 3 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

4) a valid health insurance policy with coverage of expenses of at least 30,000 euros or equivalent in another currency, unless otherwise provided by law or international treaties of Ukraine. In considering an application for a multiple-entry visa, the availability of a health insurance policy valid for the period of the first planned trip to Ukraine is checked. This requirement does not apply to persons using a diplomatic or service passport;

5) documents confirming the availability of sufficient financial security for the period of planned stay and return to the country of origin or transit to a third country or the ability to obtain sufficient financial security legally in Ukraine by the procedure for confirming sufficient financial security of foreigners and stateless persons for entry into Ukraine, stay on the territory of Ukraine, transit through the territory of Ukraine and departure abroad and determine the amount of such security, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 4, 2013, № 884 (Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2013, № 97, § 3582). In case of consideration of a visa application for a multiple-entry visa, the availability of sufficient financial security for the period of the first planned trip to Ukraine is checked. This requirement does not apply to persons using a diplomatic or service passport;

6) a document confirming the payment of the consular fee unless otherwise provided by the legislation and international treaties of Ukraine.

6. To obtain a transit visa, in addition to those specified in paragraph 5 of these Rules, one of the following documents shall be submitted:

1) a document confirming transit travel (visa to a third country (if necessary), travel ticket, etc.);

2) a document confirming the transit transportation of goods and passengers by road;

3) a license for international transportation issued by the relevant competent authority of a foreign state.

7. For a short-stay visa, other than those referred to in paragraph 5 of these Rules, one of the following documents is submitted:

1) invitation of a legal entity registered in Ukraine, issued on an official form, which must contain the number in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Individuals - Entrepreneurs and Public Associations, registration number, date and signature, surname, name, patronymic of the invited person, information about her date and place of birth, citizenship, passport details, place of residence, the purpose of the trip, period of the planned visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of residence in Ukraine, obligations of the legal entity to bear possible costs with the stay and departure from Ukraine of the invited person;

2) a notarized invitation of a natural person - a citizen of Ukraine, a foreigner, or a stateless person who legally temporarily or permanently resides on the territory of Ukraine. The invitation must contain the surname, name, patronymic of the individual, details of his passport and permanent or temporary residence permit (for foreigners and stateless persons), address, as well as surname, name, patronymic of the invited person, information about her date and place of birth, citizenship, passport details, place of residence, the purpose of the trip, period of the planned visit to Ukraine, number of entries and place of residence in Ukraine, the obligation of the individual to bear possible costs related to staying and departure of the invited person from Ukraine. Copies of a passport document and a certificate of permanent or temporary residence (for foreigners and stateless persons) in Ukraine of the host party - an individual are attached to the invitation;

3) invitation of a state body, state institution, state enterprise, state organization;

4) agreement on transportation of goods and passengers by road, as well as a license for international transportation;

5) certificate of a foreign Ukrainian. The spouse of a foreign Ukrainian and his children submit a document confirming family relations;

6) documents confirming the tourist nature of the trip;

7) invitation to a health care institution;

8) a document confirming the implementation of foreign investment by the legislation on the regime of foreign investment in Ukraine;

9) a document confirming the ownership of a foreigner or stateless person for real estate in Ukraine;

10) invitation of a religious organization, agreed with the state body that registered the statute (regulations) of the relevant religious organization, for a short stay to preach religious beliefs, perform religious rites, or conduct other canonical activities;

11) application of a foreign mass media for a visa to a foreign correspondent or a representative of a foreign mass medium entering Ukraine for a short stay to perform their official duties;

12) appeals to state bodies of foreign states or international organizations;

13) Resolution of the Central Election Commission on the registration of official observers from foreign states and international organizations in the elections of the President of Ukraine, People's Deputies of Ukraine, local elections, and the all-Ukrainian referendum;

14) a supporting document that a foreigner or a stateless person is a husband, wife, father, mother, or child of a citizen of Ukraine.

In case of entry into Ukraine of a foreigner and a stateless person to ensure interests in the field of foreign and domestic policy or cases of humanitarian nature, a short-term visa may also be issued by a written decision of the head of the foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine or consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

8. To obtain a long-term visa, in addition to those specified in paragraph 5 of these Rules, one of the following documents shall be submitted:

1) a certified copy of the work permit for foreigners and stateless persons. For foreigners and stateless persons whose employment by the law is carried out without a work permit for foreigners and stateless persons, an employment contract (contract) is submitted instead of such a permit, and for persons with foreign Ukrainian status - an employment contract (contract) and a certificate of a foreign Ukrainian;

2) a copy of the decision on granting an immigration permit issued by the LCA;

3) a document confirming the affiliation to the family members of a person recognized as a refugee in Ukraine or a person in need of additional protection or who has been granted temporary protection in Ukraine;

4) invitation to study (internship) issued by a higher education institution and registered by the procedure established by the Ministry of Education and Science;

4 - 1 ) electronic invitation to study (internship), issued by the procedure for implementing a pilot project on the organization of recruitment to higher education institutions and training (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified interagency information system on recruitment of foreign entrants to higher education institutions, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 16, 2021, № 686 "On the implementation of a pilot project on the organization of recruitment to higher education and training (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified interagency information system on recruitment of foreign entrants to higher education institutions "(Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2021, № 56, p. 3452);

{Item 8 is supplemented by sub-item 4 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 1036 of October 6, 2021 }

5) invitation of a state institution, enterprise, or organization that is a recipient of an international technical assistance project;

6) invitation of a religious organization agreed with the state body that registered the statute (regulations) of the relevant religious organization for an extended stay to preach religious beliefs, perform religious rites, or conduct other canonical activities;

7) invitation of a branch, office, representative office, or another structural unit of a public (non-governmental) organization of a foreign state, registered by the established procedure;

8) invitation of a branch, office, or representative office of a foreign business entity registered by the established procedure;

9) invitation of a branch or representative office of a foreign bank registered by the established procedure;

10) application of a foreign mass media for a visa to a foreign correspondent or a representative of a foreign mass medium entering Ukraine for a long-term stay to perform their official duties;

11) application of the competent authorities of foreign states or international organizations for visas to employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts, international organizations and their missions entering Ukraine for long-term stay in the performance of their official duties, and members of their families;

11 - 1 ) appeals of competent bodies of foreign states or international organizations regarding visas for private domestic workers (workers) of members of diplomatic staff, consular officials and administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, officials of international organizations who arrived in Ukraine in official affairs, employees of missions of such organizations in Ukraine, employees of missions of states at international organizations headquartered in Ukraine, as well as members of their families;

{Paragraph 8 is supplemented by sub-clause 11 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 498 of 19.05.2021 - applicable from September 1, 2021}

11 - 2 ) appeals of competent bodies of foreign states or international organizations for visas sent by foreign ministries of foreign states or headquarters of international organizations to students of higher educational institutions of foreign states who are undergoing internships and internships in diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, international organizations and their missions, missions of states to international organizations headquartered in Ukraine;

{Paragraph 8 is supplemented by sub-clauses 11 - 2 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 498 of 19.05.2021 - applicable from September 1, 2021}

12) invitation of the relevant state body responsible for the implementation of cultural, educational, scientific, sports programs, volunteer programs for participation in which a foreigner or stateless person came to Ukraine, or invitation of the organization or institution involved in its activities volunteers, information about which is posted on the official website of the Ministry of Social Policy, together with a copy of the certificate of state registration of such organization or institution;

13) a document confirming the fact of being married to a citizen of Ukraine (if the marriage between a citizen of Ukraine and a foreigner or a stateless person is concluded outside Ukraine by the law of a foreign state, the validity of such marriage is determined by the Law of Ukraine "On Private International Law"). Documents issued by the competent authorities of a foreign state must be legalized, unless otherwise provided by law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with a duly certified translation into Ukrainian, and in the absence of such possibility - into English;

14) a document confirming membership in the family of a foreigner or a stateless person who has a temporary residence permit in Ukraine, documents issued by the competent authorities of a foreign state must be legalized unless otherwise provided by law or international treaty of Ukraine and submitted together with a duly certified translation into Ukrainian, and in the absence of such possibility - into English), a copy of the relevant certificate of temporary residence in Ukraine and a document confirming the presence of a foreigner or stateless person sufficient financial security to maintain members families in Ukraine;

14 - 1 ) documents confirming by paragraph 4 of part twelve of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine "On the Legal Status of Foreigners and Stateless Persons" that a foreigner or a stateless person is the founder and participant and beneficial owner (controller) legal entity, the data of which are entered in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Individuals - Entrepreneurs and Public Associations, as well as the share of a foreigner or stateless person, or a foreign legal entity, beneficiary (controller) of which he is in the authorized capital legal entity of Ukraine is not less than 100 thousand euros at the official exchange rate set by the National Bank on the date of foreign investment.

Documents issued by the competent authorities of a foreign state must be legalized, unless otherwise provided by law or international treaty of Ukraine, and submitted together with a duly certified translation into Ukrainian, and in the absence of such possibility - into English;

{Item 8 is supplemented by sub-item 14 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 171 of March 14, 2018 }

15) other documents if provided by international agreements of Ukraine.

8 - 1 . Foreigners and stateless persons may apply to foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine or a foreign service provider to apply for a visa no earlier than three months before the start of the planned trip.

Submission of relevant documents to foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine or external service providers is carried out in person, through an authorized representative, or by mail after prior registration of the visa application form in the visa information and telecommunications system, except as provided in paragraph 12 of these Rules.

Submission of biometric data to foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine or an external service provider is carried out in person.

{Rules are supplemented by item 8 - 1 according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

8 - 2 . Submission of documents to foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine by the procedure for implementing a pilot project on recruitment to higher education and training (internship) institutions for foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on Recruitment of Foreign Entrants to Higher Education Institutions approved by Cabinet Of Ministers of Ukraine of June 16, 2021, № 686 "On the implementation of a pilot project on the organization of recruitment to higher education and training (internship) of foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified interagency information system on recruitment of foreign entrants to higher education institutions" (Official Gazette Ukraine, 2021, № 56, p. 3452), is carried out using the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on the recruitment of foreign entrants to higher education institutions.

{Rules are supplemented by items 8 - 2 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 1036 of October 6, 2021 }

The order of visas

{Item 9 is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

10. Authorized person after receiving the original visa application form and other documents:

1) considers the submitted documents;

2) verify the registration of the visa application form in the visa information and telecommunication system. The pre-registration requirement may not apply in cases involving the need for urgent entry into Ukraine and the issuance of visas by paragraphs 20-22 of these Rules. In the absence of such registration, the authorized person shall conduct it in the visa information and telecommunication system;

3) requires, if necessary, the provision of additional documents;

3 - 1 ) provides the collection of biometric data, which include:

fingerprint scanning in the cases provided by these Rules;

photographing a face or scanning an image of a face on a photograph in the cases provided for in these Rules;

{Paragraph 10 is supplemented by sub-item 3 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

3 - 2 ) in case of submission of biometric data to an external service provider, checks their availability in the visa information and telecommunication system;

{Item 10 is supplemented by sub-items 3 - 2 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

3 - 3 ) fixes the received biometric data in the visa information and telecommunication system. The recommendations of ICAO Doc 9303 set requirements for the quality of the digitized facial image;

{Item 10 is supplemented by sub-items 3 - 3 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

4) conducts a personal interview if necessary. The interview may be conducted using remote means of communication that allow visual identification of the applicant;

5) decides on the issuance of a visa or refusal to issue it based on the results of consideration of submitted documents, interviews (if any), and available information in the database of persons who are not allowed to enter Ukraine or temporarily restricted the right to leave Ukraine. Ukraine;

6) ensures filling in the visa label form and affixing it to the passport document (in case of detection of a technical error during filling in the visa label form and affixing it to the passport document, the visa is revoked by deleting and marking “Canceled for technical reasons / Canceled without prejudice ”, date and signature of the official sealed);

{Sub-item 6 of item 10 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 171 of March 14, 2018 }

7) issue a passport document with a visa sticker to a foreigner, stateless person, representative, or external service provider. The passport document can be sent to the bearer by mail at his expense.

11. If a foreigner or stateless person fails to provide the necessary documents or biometric data provided for in these Rules or fails to pay the consular fee, the visa application shall be terminated within 90 calendar days from the date of registration of the visa application form in the visa information and telecommunications system.

{The first paragraph of item 11 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.202 1 - shall be applied from January 1, 2022}

Consideration of the application may also be terminated at the request of a foreigner or a stateless person or in case of incorrect conduct of the applicant during the submission of documents to the authorized body.

The paid consular fee is non-refundable.

12. Visas for foreigners who are citizens of states according to the list determined by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Security Service of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing in these states shall be issued by a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the country of temporary or permanent residence. Or a stateless person and in agreement with the state bodies of Ukraine, authorized to make decisions on the prohibition of entry into Ukraine within the framework of the operation of the visa information and telecommunication system.

13. In the absence of a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the respective state, visas are issued in another foreign state designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

14. Requirements set out in paragraph 12 of these Rules may not apply in the following cases:

1) the foreigner and the stateless person have in the passport a valid multiple-use visa of the Schengen countries (the country covered by the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council of March 15, 2006, № 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code), Australia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United States of America, Japan or has a residence permit in one of these countries;

2) a foreigner and a stateless person enter Ukraine at the invitation of a state body, state institution of Ukraine, or by the request of the competent body of a foreign state or international organization;

3) by a written decision of the head of a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine or the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the interests of Ukraine in the field of foreign and domestic policy, as well as in cases of a humanitarian nature;

4) if a passport of a foreigner or a stateless person has a visa used during the last 24 months to enter Ukraine.

14 - 1. The approval of visas with the state authorities of Ukraine provided for in paragraph 12 of these Rules is not carried out by a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine if a foreigner and a stateless person are issued an electronic invitation to study (internship) by the procedure for enrollment in higher education and training (internships) of foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on Recruitment of Foreign Entrants to Higher Education Institutions, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated June 16, 2021, № 686 "On implementation of a pilot project on recruitment to higher education institutions and training (internships) of foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on the Recruitment of Foreign Entrants to Higher Education Institutions "(Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2021, № 56, p. 3452).

{Rules are supplemented by item 14 - 1 according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 1036 of 06.10.2021 }

15. Visa applications and documents (their copies) became the basis for the visa, and the authorized body stored biometric data for five years. They are destroyed in the manner prescribed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

{Paragraph 15 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall apply from January 1, 2022}

16. Visa label forms are produced and sent by the Mint of the National Bank to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs using courier communication and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - to a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine exclusively by diplomatic mail.

17. Requirements for filling in the visa label, registration, storage, use, destruction of visa label forms and biometric data, and reporting on visas to foreigners and stateless persons shall be established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

{Paragraph 17 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall apply from January 1, 2022}

18. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sets requirements for visas in electronic form.

Deadline for visas

19. The term for obtaining a visa at a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine is:

{Paragraph one of item 19 in the wording of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 368 of March 6, 2019; with changes made by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

urgently - up to five working days from the receipt of the necessary documents. Urgent issuance of a visa is carried out at the request of a foreigner or a stateless person and within the time limits determined by the foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine;

in the usual manner - up to 10 working days from the date of receipt of the necessary documents, unless otherwise provided by international agreements of Ukraine. This period may be extended to 30 working days if additional inspections are required.

Issuance of visas at the checkpoint across the state border

20. The Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues visas at the checkpoint across the state border for entry into Ukraine:

1) for diplomatic or official purposes at the request of state bodies of Ukraine;

2) to eliminate the consequences of an emergency at the request of the SES;

3) for urgent medical treatment or participation in the burial of a close relative, as confirmed by relevant documents;

4) pilots and other members of the crew of aircraft engaged in international flights, in the presence of a pilot's license or crew member's certificate (certificate) provided for in Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation;

5) to ensure the interests of Ukraine in the field of foreign and domestic policy, as well as in cases of a humanitarian nature, by a written decision of the Consular Service Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

{Subparagraph 6 of paragraph 20 is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 954 of 14.11.2018 - applicable from January 1, 2019}

7) for transit through the territory of Ukraine of crew members of foreign vessels staying in Ukrainian ports, in the presence of an extract from the ship's role;

8) in other cases provided by the legislation and international agreements of Ukraine.

21. Visas are issued one-time in the cases provided for in subparagraphs 1-5 paragraph 20, for up to 15 days, in the case provided for in subparagraph 7 of paragraph 20 - up to five days, and in cases provided for in subparagraph 8 of paragraph 20 of these Rules - by the laws and international treaties of Ukraine.

{Paragraph 21 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 954 of 14.11.2018 - applicable from January 1, 2019}

22. Execution of visas at checkpoints across the state border is carried out on the day of application in compliance with the requirements established by paragraphs 5-7, 10, and 11 of these Rules.

{Paragraph 22 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

Consular fee for visas

23. A foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine shall pay a consular fee at the rate of USD 65 for the issuance of type B, C, and D visas unless otherwise provided by international agreements of Ukraine.

24. The consular fee shall be doubled for urgent visas.

{Paragraph 24 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

25. For visas at border crossings:

{Paragraph one of item 25 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - shall be applied from January 1, 2022}

the consular fee in the amount of 150 non-taxable minimum incomes is paid;

the double tariff rate of the consular fee does not apply.

{Paragraph three of item 25 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{Item 25 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 368 of March 6, 2019 }

26. If a foreign state charges a consular fee for visas for citizens of Ukraine over that specified in paragraph 23 of these Rules, the tariff rate, a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine for visas to foreigners who are citizens of such a state, charges a consular fee, taking into account the principle of reciprocity in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Issuance of visas based on reciprocity at a zero tariff rate of the consular fee is carried out by order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

{Item 26 is supplemented by a paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 171 of March 14, 2018 }

27. Visas are issued at a zero tariff rate of the consular fee:

1) children under six years;

2) foreign Ukrainians, subject to the presentation of a certificate of a foreign Ukrainian, another spouse of a foreign Ukrainian, and their children;

3) persons who enter Ukraine on official business and use a diplomatic or service passport;

4) employees of foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts in Ukraine and members of their families;

5) employees of international organizations and their representations in Ukraine, as well as members of their families;

6) employees of the missions of states to international organizations headquartered in Ukraine and accordance with the statutory documents of such organizations or relevant international agreements enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities, as well as members of their families;

7) heads and members of official delegations of foreign states and persons accompanying them who enter Ukraine at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Office of the President of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

{Sub-item 7 of item 27 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

8) honorary consuls of Ukraine, other spouses of the honorary consul, and their minor children;

9) persons entering Ukraine to participate in the implementation of international technical assistance projects registered in the prescribed manner, at the invitation of a state institution, enterprise, or organization that is the recipient of such a project;

10) employees of emergency rescue forces of foreign states entering Ukraine to eliminate the consequences of an emergency at the request of the SES;

11) representatives of foreign military formations and institutions entering Ukraine on official business at the invitation of the relevant state body;

12) official observers from foreign states and international organizations registered by the Central Election Commission in the elections of the President of Ukraine, People's Deputies of Ukraine, local elections, and the all-Ukrainian referendum;

13) other persons who enter to ensure the interests of Ukraine in the field of foreign and domestic policy, as well as in cases of a humanitarian nature, by a written decision of the head of a foreign diplomatic mission of Ukraine or the consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Grounds for refusal of visa and cancellation of visa

28. The decision to refuse a visa is made in the case of:

1) threats to national security or protection of public order;

2) threats to health care, protection of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens of Ukraine and other persons residing in Ukraine;

3) the availability of information about a foreigner or a stateless person in the database of persons who, by the law, are not allowed to enter Ukraine or temporarily restricted the right to leave Ukraine;

4) establishment that the submitted passport document of a foreigner or a stateless person is forged, spoiled, or does not correspond to the established sample or belongs to another person;

5) submission of knowingly false information or forged other documents;

6) the alien or stateless person does not have a valid health insurance policy, provided that it is possible to obtain it on the territory of the state in which the relevant visa application is submitted;

7) the foreigner or stateless person does not have sufficient financial security for the period of the planned stay and to return to the country of origin or transit to a third country or the opportunity to obtain sufficient financial security legally in Ukraine;

8) lack of evidence confirming the purpose of the planned stay of a foreigner or stateless person in Ukraine;

9) the absence of documents that make it possible to establish the intention of a foreigner or stateless person to leave the territory of Ukraine before the expiration of the visa;

10) the applicant's request to terminate the consideration of the visa application;

10 - 1 ) refusal of the applicant to submit his biometric data for their fixation unless otherwise provided by the legislation or international treaties of Ukraine.

{Paragraph 28 is supplemented by sub-clause 10 - 1 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

29. In case of a decision to refuse a visa, a foreigner and a stateless person shall be notified of the grounds for such refusal. The passport document shall be marked with a visa refusal, date, and signature of the authorized person sealed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs determines the form of the decision to refuse a visa.

In case of refusal to issue a visa, a foreigner or a stateless person may re-apply for a visa by these Rules.

29 - 1 . Information on visa issuance or visa refusal and visa cancellation, submission of documents for which is carried out by the procedure for implementing a pilot project on recruitment to higher education and training (internship) foreigners and stateless persons using the Unified Interdepartmental Recruitment Information System of foreign entrants to higher education institutions, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 16, 2021, № 686 of foreign entrants to higher education institutions "(Official Gazette of Ukraine, 2021, № 56, p. 3452), is entered into the visa information and telecommunication system and transferred to the Unified Interdepartmental Information System on Recruitment of Foreign Entrants to Higher Education Institutions om electronic interaction of state electronic resources.

{Rules are supplemented by item 29 - 1 according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 1036 of 06.10.2021 }

30. A foreigner and a stateless person who has been refused a visa shall have the right to appeal against such a decision by applying to the authorized body examining the visa application with a letter of appeal in which to substantiate their opinion and request a reconsideration of the visa application. . The letter of appeal is filed within 60 working days after the foreigner and the stateless person receives a decision to refuse a visa.

Re-examination of the visa application shall be carried out by an authorized person within a period not exceeding 10 working days from receipt of the appeal letter.

{Paragraph 30 is supplemented by a paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

In the case of a decision to refuse a visa based on the results of the re-examination of the visa application, the submission of an appeal letter is not allowed.

{Paragraph 30 is supplemented by a paragraph by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of July 28, 2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

{Paragraph 30 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - applicable from January 1, 2022}

31. In case of refusal to issue a visa, the consular fee is not refundable.

32. Cancellation of a visa is carried out in the manner and cases provided by law.

Visa issued in electronic form.

33. Visa in electronic form is issued as a single, double for up to 30 days for entry into Ukraine for business, private, and tourist purposes, as well as for medical purposes, activities in the field of culture, science, education, sports, to performance of official duties by a foreign correspondent or a representative of a foreign mass media.

{Paragraph 33 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 954 of 14.11.2018 - applicable from January 1, 2019; as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 729 of 19.08.2020 }

34. A consular fee of USD 20 is charged for a single visa in electronic form.

A consular fee of $ 30 is charged for a double-entry visa in electronic form.

In this case, the requirements set out in paragraphs 24 and 27 of these Rules do not apply.

{Paragraph three of item 34 as amended by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 776 of 28.07.2021 - shall be applied from January 1, 2022}

{Item 34 in the wording of the Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers № 954 of 11/14/2018 - applicable from January 1, 2019, № 729 dated 19.08.2020 }

35. The term for issuing a visa in electronic form is:

urgently - one working day;

normally - three working days.

{Rules are supplemented by paragraph 35 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 729 of 19.08.2020 }

36. The consular fee is doubled for urgent visas in electronic form.

{Rules are supplemented by paragraph 36 by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 729 of 19.08.2020 }


{The appendix to the Rules is excluded based on the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 954 of 11/14/2018 - applicable from January 1, 2019}

 APPROVED by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of March 1, 2017, № 118

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